Lands

Current Projects

24 November 2015

DAHSP The Decent and Affordable Housing (Cement and Malata) Subsidy Programme (DAHSP) is Malawi Government’s flagship programme which intends  to provide subsidized cement, iron-sheets and other related building materials for the low income households to build and improve their own houses. The Ministry...


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Illegal Land Occupation

11 May 2016

MINISTRY OF LANDS, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT  PRESS RELEASE ACQUISITION AND MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LAND   The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development has noted with great concern the practice of illegal occupation and use of allocated and leased land from...


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Departments

24 November 2015

The Ministry is composed of five technical departments namely: Housing Urban Development Lands Valuation Physical Planning Surveys These technical departments are grouped into three subsectors: Land Housing Urban development


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Registration Process

24 November 2015

Public Land in Cities Applicant fills application forms. Allocation committee offers plot with lease conditions and applicable fees payable. Applicant submits building plans to Town Planning Committee. Customary and Public Land in Districts Applicant given land by chief or government agencies. Applicant fills lease...


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National Land Policy

24 November 2015

Land is the most basic of all resources available for social and economic development in Malawi. When considered in combination with water, it produces other resources including arable soils, forest, pasture, wildlife habitat and marine ecosystems valuable to people. Through...


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Lands Housing Charter

24 November 2015

The Ministry of Lands and Housing Service Charter is a statement of intent of the Ministry’s commitment to provide best possible service standards to its clients. It sets out the standards of services the clients can expect from Ministry of...


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Welcome to  the official Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development website. The Ministry provides land and housing management services to the general public and all interested stakeholders/parties seeking these services.

It draws its mandate from various statutes and policy instruments such as the Land Act, Town and Country Planning Act and the Land Survey.

Vision

Equitable access and secure tenure to land and housing for all

Mission

To create an enabling environment for efficient, effective and sustainable provision of land and housing management services to the general public in order to promote and encourage sustainable economic growth and development.

Mandate

The mandate of the Ministry is to provide land and housing management services to the general public and all interested stakeholders/parties seeking these services.The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development draws its mandate from various statutes and policy instruments such as the Land Act, Town and Country Planning Act and the Land Survey Act.